German Ecodesign AwRD

goes DDW20

We are delighted to present the nominated and award-winning submissions for the German Ecodesign Award 2019 in a novel digital format at this year's Dutch Design Week.

The DDW20 and the virtual exhibition of the German Ecodesign Award will take place from October 17th - 25th.

UX Design Awards

Virtual Award Ceremony

The recording of the UX Design Awards 🏆 Virtual Award Ceremony 2020 is now online on the #UXDA20-website.

We are happy to present the best in UX and CX in 45 Minutes, with outstanding solutions in health, education, culture, communication, business, sports, and many talented young guns!

EcoDesign Circle 4.0


SMEs that want to advance the topic of circular economy and tackle the transition from linear to circular business models are cordially invited to apply for the EcoDesign Sprint 4.0 pilot organized by the IDZ as part of the EU project EcoDesign Circle 4.0!

Application deadline is 28 October.


German Ecodesign Award goes DDW20

We are delighted to present the nominated and award-winning ...

Thu, 11/5
10.00 am–11.00 am


Call for Speakers – International Design Forum #IDF22

UX Design Awards

Global Competition

German Federal Ecodesign Award

EcoDesign Circle

Capacity Building

UX Design #LIVE


Purus Innovation Award

Ecodesign for SME


Design Discourse

Panel Talks

International Design Forum #IDF22

Design Excursion

Field Trips

Berlin Showroom

Design Promotion




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People-Centered Design

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Sustainable Design

»The quality of drafts is the quality of the world.«
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Network & Business Innovation

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About IDZ

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IDZ members

introduce themselves

Anfang 2020 haben wir begonnen, in unserem monatlichen Newsletter ein IDZ-Mitglied des Monats vorzustellen.

Wir haben inzwischen vier dieser Beiträge auf der Website gesammelt, und hoffen, mit der Zeit einen interessanten Einblick in unsere Mitgliederstruktur zu geben.

50 Years IDZ

Design in Focus

As part of the IDZ's 50th anniversary, students of the Industrial Design and Communication Design courses at the HTW Berlin interviewed designers, scientists and entrepreneurs on the current role of design and their vision for its future.